Parking & Traffic Flow

parking-and-traffic-flowMater Christi has a parking and traffic flow system that is the envy of many schools. Please be patient and courteous and follow the rules at all times to ensure your children and others are safe.

We are pleased to provide ‘Baby Bays’ for the use by parents/guardians with prams.

Parking versus Drive-through

As you approach the school, the first driveway is ‘drive-through’ and is for pick-up and drop-off only. The second driveway is for parking, and getting out of the car to walk into the school to collect children or attend meetings.

Please do not ask children to wait for you at the front of the school or on the oval. They are to wait in the undercover area where they are supervised.

Pick up/Drop off Procedures for Parents

All students (Years 1-6 only) who are transported to or from the school by vehicle, must be dropped off at, or picked up from, the designated Drive-Thru area. All families collecting students at the Drive-Thru must display their family name card on the vehicle’s sun visor. The school office on request provides family name cards.

Parents are also welcome to park in the designated parking areas thereby accompanying their child to and from their classroom, Undercover Area or from the school courtyards.

All children must be collected from the school grounds by 3.30pm

Parking and Traffic Flow around the School

These rules are all about safety, in particular the safety of our children. They were created with input from WA police and the City of Cockburn and are underpinned by common sense.

Rationale: The Safety of Our Children Comes First

The Principal reserves the right to refuse entry to any driver of a motor vehicle whom he believes may conflict either directly or indirectly with the safety of any Student, Staff Member, Parent/Guardian or Official of the Mater Christi Catholic Primary School or any other child or student in his care or under his control.


1. ALL DRIVERS must strictly adhere to the 10km/h speed limit within the school car-park.
2. ALL DRIVERS must adhere to a 10km/h speed limit when driving on the school oval or any other area within the school grounds that has been designated for driving.
3. ALL DRIVERS must give way to pedestrians at all times.
3a ALL PEDESTRIANS must ensure they utilise footpaths and make direct movement through andacross the car-park to minimise the impact on traffic flow and to ensure children are walking on roads and in the car-park for the least amount of time as possible. CHILDREN MUST NOT BE


4. ALL DRIVERS must reverse into parking bays within the school grounds at ALL times.
5. ALL DRIVERS must strictly adhere to the ONE-WAY traffic flow signage within the school carpark. This includes both posted signage as well as road surface markings.
6. ALL DRIVERS dropping off or collecting children from their vehicles MUST do so via the drive-through drop off/pick up service only. Parents/Guardians are not permitted to drop off/collect their children from any other location on the school grounds. Parents/Guardians not utilising the drive through service must attend class or the undercover area and then accompany their child through the car-park to their vehicle.
7. ALL DRIVERS must reverse into parking positions on the front verge of the school situated onYangebup Road. NOTE – An undertaking has been made between Mater Christi and the City of Cockburn, that if drivers comply with this requirement then they WILL NOT issue Traffic Infringement Notices for parking at this location. The City of Cockburn WILL reserves the right to issue infringements to drivers who do not comply with this requirement. COUNCIL PENALTY – $100.00
8. VEHICLES are not permitted to park within the small round-about to the front of the church.
9. VEHICLES must not stop or park their vehicles on or adjacent to a “NO STANDING” sign paintedon the road surface.
10. VEHICLES must not park either wholly or partially on ANY footpath within the school grounds
11. NO DRIVER shall drive their vehicle on school grounds or where students are present in a wilfulmanner (which includes speed), that is inherently dangerous, or given regard to the circumstances, considered to be dangerous to the public or to any person.
12. ALL PARENTS/GUARDIANS must explain the Mater Christi School Traffic Guidelines and Rules to ANY person who will be attending the school to collect their child in a motor vehicle.
13. ALL DRIVERS queuing for the Mater Christi drive through pick up/drop off service shall not leave their vehicle unattended at anytime. A licensed driver must remain with the vehicle at all times.
14. ALL DRIVERS queuing for the Mater Christi drive through pick up/drop off service must ensurethe surname of the child/children to be collected is displayed on the front dashboard or sun visor of the vehicle so it may be clearly seen by school staff.
15. ALL DRIVERS parking vehicles on school grounds must only park in a designated parking bay or in an area that has been set aside specifically for vehicle parking.
16. ALL DRIVERS shall obey the directions of a Staff Member, Parking Official or Traffic Warden so appointed by the school to carry out traffic control or car park duties.


Detailed Traffic guidelines, rule & actions

Traffic Guidelines and Rules